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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social SciencesMethods That Matter$
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Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329367

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.001.0001

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Crafting public policy: choosing the right social science method

Crafting public policy: choosing the right social science method

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(p.29) Two Crafting public policy: choosing the right social science method
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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences
Author(s):

Gerry Stoker

Mark Evans

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.003.0003

This chapter aims to give a realistic account of how to select a method and so provide the reader with a guiding introduction to the methods that follow. It argues that the choice of method to aid policymaking will reflect a range of factors. For example, the breadth and range of evidence that is already available, or the need to gain insights from hard to reach citizens.

Keywords:   method, policymaking, evidence

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